First developed by Gottlieb Daimler in 1885, the motorcycle has been an important element in the transportation infrastructure around the world. In countries where population numbers are high, such as Japan, China and India, the motorcycle and motorized scooter are the personal transportation vehicle of choice.
From 1955 to the 1970′s, German motorcycle manufacturers dominated the marketplace, and then the lead passed to Japan’s hierarchy of top brands, including Honda, Kawasaki, Yamaha and Suzuki.
From Easy Rider to American Choppers
In 1969, when Easy Rider was first released to American audiences, motorcycle enthusiasts were considered outcasts and outlaws. When American Choppers debuted on the Discovery Channel in 2002, the Teutul family’s Orange County Choppers introduced the world to the beauty and love for [...]